Bears activate Robert Quinn, Elijah Wilkinson from reserve/COVID-19 list

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After a rough couple of weeks, there’s finally some good news for the Chicago Bears as outside linebacker Robert Quinn and right tackle Elijah Wilkinson have been activated from the reserve/COVID-19 list.

Quinn landed on the COVID list back on Oct. 19, which forced him to miss last Sunday’s game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Wilkinson landed on the list just before that Bucs game, as well.

This is great news for a Bears team facing a must-win situation as they welcome the San Francisco 49ers to town on Halloween. With outside linebacker Khalil Mack trending toward missing Sunday’s game as he continues to nurse that foot injury that’s bothered him since Week 3, getting Quinn back is a huge relief. Quinn has 5.5 sacks on the season, which ranks 12th in the NFL, and it should boost Chicago’s pass rush.

Following uncertainty on the offensive line, the Bears look good to go at right tackle, depending on how they choose to go. While Wilkinson is back, rookie Larry Borom made him return to practice this week after being activated off injured reserve. He has 21 days to return to the lineup, and it wouldn’t be a surprise to see him get the start against the 49ers.

With Quinn and Wilkinson being activated off the reserve/COVID-19 list, that leaves tight end Jimmy Graham, head coach Matt Nagy, wide receivers coach Mike Furrey and another Bears staff member sidelined.

If Nagy isn’t cleared before Sunday’s game, it’ll be special teams coordinator Chris Tabor serving as the acting head coach against the 49ers.

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